Title: Hatshepsut's Collar
Author: A.W. Exley
Series: The Artifact Hunters
An ancient Egyptian artifact is driving Queen Victoria insane, and that's not top of Cara Devon's growing list of problems.
Viscount Nathaniel Lyons is a man of numerous secrets, but there is
one in particular that threatens his fledgling relationship with Cara.
Stunned by Nate's revelation, and before she can absorb the
ramifications of his actions, he is arrested, charged with treason and
imprisoned in the grim Tower of London. He stole something the mad queen
wants, and only has days to deliver, before his date with the
Although sorely tempted, Cara can't let him die on Tower Green, not when their connection means she would share his fate.
Only together can Cara and Nate figure out how to wrestle
Hatshepsut's Collar from around the queen's neck, before she plunges
Britain into a world war. The search for answers sends Cara to the
opulent Winter Palace of St Petersburg and the frozen depths of Siberia,
with every step shadowed by an enemy with his own dark plans.
Now in the past few months I have really gotten into steam punk romances. I love the genre, it is unique, mysterious, intriguing and engaging. Hatshepsut's Collar does not disappoint! I was engaged by page two and I didn't stop until I was done! A.W. Exley is one of my new go to authors, I can't wait to read the other books in the series.
First off, the cover is amazing! I mean, look at it. How can you not want to pick up this book and read it! The collars stand out and the graphic on the front is unique and different. I love it. It's what drew me to the book in the first place!
Cara is an amazing main character! I thought she was extremely well developed and engaging. I loved the relationship between Nate and Cara. Even when they are mad at each other. But as everyone knows it is never good to keep a secret from someone your in a relationship with, much less a big one.
I loved the setting in this book! It was an amazing take on old England. The setting was descriptive, well written and intriguing. But on top of everything else, it was unique. The plot moved along nicely. It fully grabbed the readers attention and locked you in.
All in all, this book was a pleasurable read! I enjoyed every minute of it!